Services

Members of the public are welcome to attend any of the commemorative services held at the Shrine of Remembrance.

  • Normandy Veterans Association with Glen Waverley Secondary College 2020

    6 June 2020, 11:00am

    Wreath Laying in the Sanctuary

    A wreath will be laid at the Shrine for your Association on 06 June at 11:00 am, your members will be able to join us via our livestream.

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    Held annually, this service commemorates the Allied landings in Normandy, France, on 6 June 1944, better known as 'D-Day'. The largest amphibious landing in history, almost 200,000 men were involved in the invasion on the first day alone, and it is now considered to mark the true beginning of the liberation of Europe. The service also pays respect to those men who would fight in Normandy over the coming weeks as the Allies fought to break out of the beach head and push the Germans back.

    The Normandy Veterans Association will be supported by students and staff of Glen Waverley Seconday College, as participants in the Shrine's Adopt an Ex-Service Organisation program. This partnership fosters relationships and enables schools to carry on the legacy of their chosen Association.

  • Queen's Birthday 21 Gun Salute 2020

    6 June 2020, 12:00pm

    Defence has advised that the 21 Gun Salute has been cancelled for 2020 due to Covid-19

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  • Bomber Command Commemorative Association (Vic) Inc 2020

    7 June 2020, 11:00am

    Wreath Laying in the Sanctuary

    A wreath will be laid at the Shrine for your Association on 07 June at 11:00 am, your members will be able to join us via our livestream.

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    The Bomber Command Commemorative Association (Victoria) exists to ensure, in perpetuity, the continuance of the memory of those Australians, and particularly the Victorians, who served in RAF Bomber Command during the Second World War. It is a resource to help foster connections between Bomber Command veterans, their families, friends and the community.

  • Last Post Service June 2020

    7 June 2020, 4:30pm

    The Last Post service has been postponed and will resume after the Covid-19 restrictions have been lifted

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    • The Shrine is a memorial to honour the service and sacrifice of Victorians and Australians in war, conflict, peacekeeping and peacemaking.
    • At the week’s close we pause to remember those who have served and sacrificed. We remember them today as we have always remembered them—now and forever.
    • The Shrine stands for remembering, today and every day, that service and sacrifice are fundamental and relevant in creating, maintaining and protecting our national values and way of life.
    • Service and sacrifice are ongoing and continuous as is our commemoration of it.
    • Here all service is equal, and all are welcome.
    • By attending you are taking part in commemoration of service and sacrifice and we thank you.

  • Special Air Service Regiment Association 2020

    12 June 2020, 11:00am

    Wreath Laying in the Sanctuary

    A wreath will be laid at the Shrine for your Association on 12 June at 11:00 am, your members will be able to join us via our livestream.

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    On 12th June 1996, two S-70-A9 Blackhawk helicopters from the 5th Aviation Regiment carrying SASR troopers collided during a live-fire counter-terrorism/special recovery operation exercise at Fire Support Base Barbara in the High Range Training Area at Townsville, Queensland. Fifteen members of the SASR and three from the 5th Aviation Regiment lost their lives in the accident.

  • 'N' Class Destroyers 2020

    14 June 2020, 11:00am

    Wreath Laying in the Sanctuary

    A wreath will be laid at the Shrine for your Association on 14 June at 11:00 am, your members will be able to join us via our livestream.

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    The N-Class Destroyer squadron, which was formed in the early years of the World War II, consisted of five ships which were on loan to the Royal Australian Navy by the Royal Navy. During their wartime service, the ships were involved in a series of daring actions in many theatres of WWII.